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Edinburgh Fire Brigade

Fire Engine

Merryweather

Fire Engine  -  1906 Merryweather Fire King

When and Where?

A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine  -  when and where

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to George Haggarty, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh

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     A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine  -  when and where

 

Fire Engine

Thank you to George Haggarty for allowing me to reproduce this old photo.

George wrote:

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"Here is an image that I took from an old photograph of an Edinburgh fire engine.  Can anybody give me some feedback.  e.g. approximate date?"

 

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1.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

This photograph appears to have been taken outside one of the Edinburgh fire stations.  I don't know when it would have been taken.

The vehicle looks to be the same as this 1906 Merryweather Fire King, photographed outside Braid Place Fire Station, except that the vehicle in the photograph above appears to have acquired a mudguard for its rear wheel.

A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine outside Braid Place Fire Station

Here is another photograph of the 1906 Merryweather Fire King, this one photographed passing the Royal Infirmary in Lauriston Place (complete with a mudguard for the rear wheel!)

A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine passes Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on the Infirmary Collection Day, around 1928

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 12, 2011

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Bob Henderson

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  May 13, 2011

Thank you to Bob Henderson who wrote:

West Port

"This looks to me very like what I have always thought of as Edinburgh's first fire station in the West Port."

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  May 13, 2011

 

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Ian Scott

Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England

Thank you to Ian Scott who wrote:

Fire King

"Thanks for drawing my attention to this photo.  It's a new one to me.  Yes, the fire station is Braid Place, and the date would have been anywhere between 1906 and 1915 when the station closed.

This Fire King shown is the 1906 one, Reg No S612.  It was either scrapped or given in part-exchange for a new pump in 1915-16.  Rear mudwings were added to both Fire Kings.

This Fire King would have attended the Lafayette fire at the Empire Theatre in 1911."

Ian Scott, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England:  May 14, 2011

 

 

Fire Brigade

Fire Stations

The old  fire station, now a fire station museum, in Lauriston Place  -  1935

Fire Engines

 A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine outside Braid Place Fire Station

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   Fire at  Union Street, Edinburgh  -  13 March 1993

  

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